With the popularity of P.T. Barnum's circus and America's game-baseball-peanuts became the snack food of the people across the country in the late 1800s. Sold hot from a roaster to the cries of "Peanuts, get your hot peanuts here," this popular snack soon became a valuable cash crop. The farmland around Suffolk, Virginia was perfect for growing goobers, and the town was soon known as the "World's Greatest Peanut Market." Suffolk's peanut star was already on the rise when an Italian immigrant named Amedeo Obici moved his ...

The Suffolk Peanut Festival 2004, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738516530

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Suffolk Peanut Festival 2004, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

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